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EdipisReks1

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  1. Thanks! It’s been a great visit so far. We both tested negative for COVID last week and have essentially been in isolation, and we are taking normal precautions when around anybody (picking up good, etc).
     

    it’s been nice wearing a real watch, though I’d prefer if the Rolex would unlock my computers automatically. :)


  2. My partner is going to be here this weekend (very soon, in fact!) . I haven't seen her since February. She begged me to not wear an Apple watch while she was here, as I've been obsessed with my step count (I average about 30k daily). I was planning on wearing a Speedy, as I put one of mine on a NATO for summer. but for some reason this felt right (goes great with my Ren and Stimpy socks and Birkies). 

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  3. 3 hours ago, HemiSam said:

    It does!  We need a wrist shot, ER...

    HS

    It will have to wait for me to try again, when my neuropathy calms down.

    20 minutes ago, SeaWolf said:

    Retro indeed! 

    The moon watch is the VW Beetle of watches. Pretty much the same for crazy life time of production. The VW made it to 3/4 of a century. I think the moon watch will do a bit better on that!

    One of these days i will pick one up. I really loved the 40th and the reissue of the Apollo 11.

     

    You should have bought a pre-moon 144.022-69 5 years ago :).  The car I learned to drive in was a '73 Beetle that my dad was constantly "restoring," I don't think he was ever actually going to finish, even when his brother owned a rather famous European auto and body shop, and we would drive down to Atlanta to use those services. The journey, not the destination. 

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  4. Just now, HemiSam said:

    Looks very retro, ER.  I like it.

    Sorry about the NS...you're far too young to be dealing with that.

    HS

    It would look great on your FOIS.  Send me your address, Sam.

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  5. The JB Champion reissue looks great, but something I didn't expect is that my hands have gotten bad enough (I have been diagnosed with neuro-sarcoidosis, and I have tremor and loss of sensation in my fingertips) that I can't get the thing to adjust when I'm wearing it. I'll happily send it to any Head-Case Speedy owner who would like it, just pay shipping.  I used most of the adhesive lug protectors, so you would want to buy some of these

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  6. 13 hours ago, HemiSam said:

    I looked at them.  Might do one of these days.  I've got a couple of NATO's for another watch that should work for a test spin.  If I ever get the JR band off of it I might just try them.  Haven't quite got there with the NATO's thus far other than on a more casual watch.  I'm behind the times...LOL

    HS

    I guess it helps having more than one Speedy, so you can have one casual and one more formal: hint hint :)

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  7. On 5/9/2020 at 11:24 PM, luvdunhill said:

    Anyone have any experience removing a laser engraving from case back?

    It is likely possible to fill the engraving using a laser and bar stock, and then polishing it out. It's a pretty common jewelry technique, these days.  What is the base metal, 316L? Laser engraving is usually pretty shallow, so I would just have it polished out.


  8. I'm surprised this has taken so long to be made.  I've had an original, made in 1969 or 1970 (this was before they became crazy expensive), and it was too small and cheaply made.  Of course NASA chose the JB Champion 19mm bracelet because it was fragile: if an astronaut caught the watch on something while floating in their capsule, it would likely break instead of breaking the spacecraft.  It looked pretty cool, though. This looks really great.  Better made and better sized (I care much less about "authenticity" these days). I dunno if I'll wear it on my old one or my new one.

    I bought the horned end version.  The coupon code MOON gets you free priority shipping, for anybody interested. 

    https://forstnerbands.com/products/forstner-komfit-jb-mesh-watch-band-with-horned-ends

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  9. 41 minutes ago, n_maher said:

    There's definitely a part of me that would like to try a charcoal-based solution, a friend swears by his Weber Smokey Mountain, but I don't want to end up with something that I don't use. 

    I hope you find a solution that works for you best, Nate.  I'm vegan and wearing a kimono, so what the hell do I know?

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  10. 5 hours ago, n_maher said:

    Smoke. I use the gas grill for cooking duty.

    And Reks, yes that works, but part of what makes the electric so appealing is setting it and no tending. No worrying if the fuel burns out or if the temp gets too high or too low. Less mess to clean up (although they all are messy).

    Gotcha.  I'm just a fan of the simplest solution that works, these days. :) My smoking these days is in the form of tofu and my Smoking Gun, anyway. 


  11. 1 hour ago, n_maher said:

    Made what is likely simply as aesthetic upgrade to the Menace TC - replaced the naked Antec .  Funny to be tinkering with it 11 years after building it. 


     

    Old Antec

     

    God, it feels like it wasn't that long ago when this was brand new.  We is old, Nate. 

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